Atresmedia


Atresmedia launches Mega channel

Spanish broadcast group Atresmedia will launch a new male-focused channel, Mega, on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform on July 1. The launch is possible thanks an agreement between Atresmedia and Barcelona-based group Mediapro. Mega will occupy the slot on the DTT platform previously taken by Mediapro’s Gol TV, which occupied the slot under a licence from Atresmedia […]

Three to watch from Spain

A trio of Spanish primetime dramas are set to make international headlines. Spain’s TV advertising slump has hit local fiction budgets hard, but with US imports banished from the primetime schedules of the main broadcasters, local drama continues to connect strongly with audiences. In the cutthroat world of Spanish free TV primetime, three new series […]

Atresmedia preps new kids channel and Lat-Am moves

Spanish media group Atresmedia, owner of channels Antena 3 and La Sexta, plans to expand to Latin America this year, and also hopes to replace one of the digital-terrestrial channels it was forced to close in 2014 with a kids channel, its CEO has said. Group CEO Silvio González told local newspaper El Economista Atresmedia […]

Spain’s Atresmedia appoints new chairman

Spanish publishing group Planeta’s vice-president José Creuheras is to take on the chairmanship of TV group Atresmedia on an interim basis following the death of the group’s previous chairman José Manuel Lara Bosch at the weekend, according to local reports. Creuheras, who is godfather to the children of Lara Bosch’s late brother Fernando and executor […]

Atresmedia chief passes away

José Manuel Lara Bosch, chairman of Grupo Planeta and Grupo Atresmedia, the owner of commercial channel Antena 3, has died at the age of 68 after a long illness. Lara Bosch, who took over publishing giant Grupo Planeta in 1985 on the death of his father, served as president of Antena 3 from 2003 following […]

Antena 3 buys controversial marriage format

Spanish free-to-air broadcast group Atresmedia has ordered a local version of Married at First Sight, the controversial series in which couples are matched and then get married upon their first meeting. Big Bang Media and Boomerang will make the local version of the show, which was originally created by Red Arrow prodco Snowman. It has […]

Icex brings Spanish producers to MIPCOM

Spanish trade and investment body ICEX and producers’ association FAPAE are bringing 18 Spanish content companies to MIPCOM under the ‘Audiovisual from Spain’ banner. The producers and distributors will have floorspace next to other Spanish content companies Imagina, BRB and the sales arm of pubcaster TVE. There will also be specific areas for Basque and […]

Spanish net calls in Warner’s Cowboy Builders

Spain’s Atresmedia has commissioned its own version of Warner Bros. International Television Production format Cowboy Builders. The show follows a pair of presenters that work to save homes wrecked by rogue builders, tracking down the culprit while fixing up the damaged house. Eyeworks, which WBITVP recently acquired for €200 million (US$267.2 million), will produce the […]

VIMN scores Americas, Euro sales

Viacom International Media Networks has closed a batch of deals in North and Latin America and Europe. In Spain, pubcaster TVE has bought Monsters vs Aliens, while Atresmedia acquired Sanjay & Craig (pictured) for its Neox Kidz block. In France, French broadcaster Lagardère also bought Monsters vs Aliens, while France Televisions acquired season two of […]

Playmobil series Super 4 sales stack up

A range of broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada have acquired the Playmobil-inspired kids animated series Super 4. Neox Kidz, which is part Spain’s Atresmedia; TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal; RTBF in Belgium; RTS in Switzerland; RTL téléKids in Netherlands and Luxembourg; MTV3 in Finland; Canal+ in Poland; Noga in […]